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American Players Theatre

5950 Golf Course Road, Spring Green, WI 53588
608-588-2361
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Spring Green
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: American Players Theatre is a professional, classical theater located just outside Spring Green...
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Owner description: American Players Theatre is a professional, classical theater located just outside Spring Green, Wisconsin. Situated on 110 acres of hilly woods and meadows, APT boasts two theater spaces, an 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater and the 200-seat indoor Touchstone Theatre. From June through October, APT produces eight plays in rotating repertory – five Up the Hill and three in the Touchstone Theatre.Central to APT’s mission is a commitment to making these great works accessible to as wide and varied an audience as possible as well as educating younger generations in the joys of these classic plays.With annual attendance of over 100,000 and an annual budget in excess of $5 million, APT ranks as the country’s second largest outdoor theater devoted to the classics.
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chicago
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Whether in the large open theatre or the small "black Box" indoor theatre, American Players is always a pleasant experience. A weekend in Spring Green offers many delightful surprises. There is Taliesen, Frank Loydd Wright's first school of architecture, the House on the Rock with its eccentric delights, Art on 23, a beautiful art gallery specializing in the hand blown... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a Brit, it took a little time to get used to Shakespeare with American accents, but that did not detract in any way from the excellent production of "Much Ado about Nothing". Had a great evening thanks to my friend in the US's recommendation.

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Milwaukee, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Have attended since the early 90's when I took my preteen daughter to "Romeo and Juliet" -- the addition of the indoor Touchstone Theatre is great for more intimate shows.

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Northlake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It was easy to book a play, pick up tickets at will call and the short trek to the theater was fun! Nice little area to picnic pre-show and the little shop outside the actual theater had many beautiful items!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

First time here to see Romeo and Juliet on a Saturday evening. Awesome venue and cannot wait to come back to see an afternoon show at the outdoor theater. Reasonable cost for such a quality production. Going to bring the kids next time!

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Green Bay, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been taking our kids to the APT yearly since they were 8 and 6 years old. This year it was just my 14 daughter and I, and it was an amazing experience, as it always is.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

American Players Theater (APT) in Spring Green, Wisconsin uses the headline 'Play in the Woods' in highlighting the setting and purpose of activities. Let me first confess my bias. I am a long-time supporter of APT. Long-time thru attending performances and following the theater beginning in 1983. Another bias is that the outdoor setting makes for wonderful theater. that's all... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I've been going to APT for 35 years and it just gets better and better - and I loved it the first time I went. They now have the bonus of a small indoor theatre as well as the large expansive outdoor amphitheater. Everyone that works there is friendly and will help in whatever way they can. The theater, of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Bring a picnic for dinner before the play. The plays are always great: the acting is good, the theater is great, the ambiance is one of a kind. If you get rained out in the first half of the play, they will give you a refund or tickets to another play.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

APT's Up the Hill is an amazing outdoor venue for Shakespearen and classic productions. We enjoy a weekend of theater here every summer. On this visit we saw Romeo and Juliet and Much Ado about Nothing, which were performed flawlessly. We have watched performances under the hot sun, drizzly skies, and starry nights. No matter what the weather, the actors... More 

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